Sedlec is a suburb to Kutna Hora, a town in south Bohemia that once flourished due to its mined silver reserve. It is about an hours travel from Prague and is famous for the All Saints ossuary which contains the bones of over 40,000 people. In the 14th century, the Black Death spread the bubonic plague across Europe and 30,000 bodies all wanted a resting place within the sacred church grounds. In 1870 Frantisek Rint, a wood carver and artist was employed by the Schwarzenberg family to imaginatively compose the bones into works of art; amongst his creations are the Schwarzenberg familys coat of arms, and a chandelier containing every bone in the human body.
Sedlec, CZ Republic Jan.2008